Destination guide

Historic Kensington will entice you

Take a vacation to Kensington and enjoy the area's museums, history and architecture. Travelers to this cosmopolitan city praise the art, gardens and sightseeing. Local cultural sights include Natural History Museum and Kensington Palace. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Kensington

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Kensington a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • London Dungeon (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Stamford Bridge Stadium (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • BT Tower (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • ZSL London Zoo (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Sea Life London Aquarium (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Coca-Cola London Eye (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Kensington

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Kensington is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sky Garden (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • South Park (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Kensington Gardens (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Hyde Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Battersea Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • St. James Park (2.5 mi / 3.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Kensington

The nearest airport is in London (LCY-London City), located 10.4 mi (16.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into London (LHR-Heathrow), which is 11.2 mi (18.1 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is London West Brompton Station. You can get around Kensington by jumping on the metro at High Street Kensington Station, Gloucester Road Underground Station or Earl's Court Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Kensington?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,913 vacation rentals near Kensington. From 3,233 Condos/Apartments to 591 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kensington for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Kensington?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Kensington:

  • Central London: 6,464 vacation rentals
  • Covent Garden: 866 vacation rentals
  • Notting Hill: 2,205 vacation rentals
  • Mayfair: 1,536 vacation rentals
  • City of London: 9,464 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Kensington?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kensington. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Linley Sambourne House: 11,812 vacation rentals
  • Kensington Roof Gardens: 11,662 vacation rentals
  • St. Augustine's Church: 11,632 vacation rentals
  • Wildlife Garden: 11,645 vacation rentals
  • Design Museum: 11,655 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kensington listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Kensington?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 3,233 Condos/Apartments in Kensington. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kensington include:

  • Houses: 591 rentals available
  • Studios: 3,251 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Kensington?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 23 vacation rentals with pool available in Kensington. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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